PHILADELPHIA – Democratic conventions delegates still resisting Hillary Clinton’s nomination showed their opposition through various disruptions and symbolic actions throughout her acceptance speech Thursday night.
Multiple times single or small groups of delegates attempted to heckle Clinton, only to be drowned out by chants of “Hillary” by her supporters. Some Bernie Sanders “dead enders” donned neon green shirts that said “enough is enough,” a Sanders line.
Many of the disruptions seemed to be coming from the California delegation, where delegates towards the back held a banner that said “Wikileaks.”
Anti-TPP signs were also raised in the hall, as well as pro-Sanders signs.
Some delegates also walked out on her speech.
Bernette Gomez, a delegate from Los Angeles, was among those who walked out of the convention hall in protest. “It was a fact that the election was rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton so that makes it pretty clear,” she told TPM. “I grew up in poverty, I know poverty very well. I know the children of the working class it is clearly a party that doesn’t even care about me so why should I be in there?”
Angel Rodriquez, another delegate from California, said there was no clear plan to walk out of Clinton but that when she announced she was the nominee, he could not take it anymore. “Honestly, I can’t really speak for the other people who walked out, but for me, once that moment hit when she said she accepted the nomination and then there was that big roar. I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t swallow that because it was such a pile of garbage to me.”
One delegate held a sign that read “Hillary” but which she had blacked out so it read “LIAR.”